Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The primary difference between Prosumer and Consumer camcorders is the presence of larger lenses and imaging chips in prosumer camcorders for superior optics and low light performance.

The best prosumer camcorders often come with a lot of pro-grade features - flash media as well as hard drive, full-HD capability, good capacity HDD, high-end CCD, memory still resolution of over 2 megapixels, a good 10x or above optical zoom - all this integrated into as small a frame as possible, compact prosumer camcorders weigh just about a pound.

Canon is by far the leading brand behind the best prosumer camcorders - though ensure that you get - extra manual control options, above-average video resolution and great-looking low-light output over and above the standard and specialised goodies.


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Canon XA10
Canon XF100
Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder
Canon XA10 Camcorder
Canon XF100 Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Jan 2011
Dec 2010
HDD Size
64.0 GB
64.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media
High Definition, MPEG-2
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
7.1 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
2.37 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Flash Media
High Definition
Use
Video
Video
Video
Average Rating
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 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars

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